Loren Barrigar and Mark Mazengarb play the Earlville Opera House Main Stage on Saturday, June 1st at 8pm. The duo share a unique musical chemistry seldom found among musicians. Their live performances feature not only their spectacular technical grasp of the guitar, but also their outstanding musicality and ability to be spontaneously creative. The interaction between the two musicians is as much a feature of their shows as is the world-class guitar playing that they both display.
Loren and Mark’s varied repertoire of original and arranged music consists of stunning guitar duets as well as songs, giving them a wide appeal. Their guitar techniques combine Bluegrass, Jazz and Country with thumb-picking techniques pioneered by guitar greats Merle Travis, Chet Atkins and Jerry Reed, and their songs feature Loren’s superb vocals and some beautiful harmonies from Mark.
Songwriter and guitarist, Loren Barrigar lives in Central New York. He started his musical career at an early age and at six played in front of thousands at the Grand Ole Opry. His work has appeared on shows like ER and The Young and the Restless. In 2009 he won a SAMMY Award for Best Country CD.
New Zealand-born Mark Mazengarb holds a music degree from NZ’s Wellington Conservatorium of Music where he focused on classical performance. He later discovered the world of Bluegrass and the genre’s legendary musicians.
Barrigar and Mazengarb have toured extensively in both the USA and in Europe, and their fan base is rapidly expanding. They won the SAMMY for Best Americana at the Syracuse Area Music Awards. They recorded their first self-titled album together the summer of 2011. Their most recent album Onward was released in August 2012.
Come see this virtuoso guitar duo in the exquisite acoustics of the Earlville Opera House on June 1st! Tickets are $15, $13 EOH Members and $10 Student. Premium seating charges apply in the first four rows. The EOH Theater is wheelchair-accessible with a ramp and a lift. Don’t forget to visit the new exhibits in the three EOH Art Galleries, the Artisan’s Gift Shop featuring New York artists and the EOH Arts Café! Delicious refreshments will be available before the show and during intermission, including hot and cold drinks. For more information, or to reserve your space: call 315-691-3550 or order online at www.earlvilleoperahouse.com.